This blog article— inspired from a previous post on how to teach children mindfulness lists out a series of fun mindfulness exercises for families. These activities can be implemented in the classroom of all ages. The meditation exercises are child-friendly and are easy to recite. Great classroom management resource.
If you are interested in a hands-on activity to supplement a mindfulness lesson look no further! This activity engages students by having them observe their own breathing patterns and consequently creating a wand (out of regular classroom activity objects) that helps guide their breathing when necessary.
An excellent book for early childhood teachers on the importance of mindfulness. This book is a great resource for educators looking to supplement any mindfulness activities/breathing exercises/lesson plans with reading materials. I highly recommend this for younger students!
Now that you've read on mindfulness, meditation practices and have seen several activities that you can implement in the classroom, use this resource to help guide you in installing a meditation program in your school. Edutopia gives you a list of resources, existing programs, and activities interested educators should follow.
Are you new to mindfulness and the exercise of meditation? Have you practiced meditation in the past and are wondering how to incorporate it in your classroom? This article sheds light on the practice and how educators around the country implement meditation in their respective classrooms.